As a workforce office optimisation company that provides service organisations with a complete approach to operations performance and management, ActiveOps are able to guarantee their clients productivity improvement and the deliverance of enhanced control that will support the drive for operations excellence. By using the noted Active Operations Management (AOM) method and Workware software, the company are able to provide a solution that, although quickly deployed, can still deliver long-lasting benefits.
ActiveOps initially approached our Business Development team advising us they had an active search requirement for alternative office space in Reading due to an upcoming lease expiry. They compiled a shortlist of potential offices in the area and invited us to provide budgetary costs for each of the buildings. We were invited to meet and undertake a survey of ActiveOps' preferred building taking approximately 3,500 sq ft office space at One Valpy Street in Reading town centre.
Their requirement was to create a contemporary and interactive workplace for their staff comprising of open plan office area designed to accommodate 30 staff, new training rooms, quiet rooms, library area, benching to provide hot desk facilities and large breakout area that also has the function to hold informal meetings.
We provided an in-depth, comprehensive Design & Build proposal based on their specific project brief and budget expectations. Our design team worked closely with ActiveOps to provide colour schemes, wall graphics and finishes that incorporated their brand and identity. The overall layout was designed to allow for as much natural light to pass throughout the office by using glass partitioning systems and collaborative areas without compromising on acoustic noise between quiet zones. We provided new workstations, soft seating furniture and various storage solutions throughout, along with a comprehensive mechanical and electrical infrastructure to service all aspects of their work. The project commenced on site in April 2017 and was completed by June 2017 for an 8 week programme duration with the works completed to a very high standard.
I would say that our experience with Oaktree has overall been good. We have enjoyed working with Chris and the entire team from initial design meetings to completion with a team of friendly and professional people. The design that had been put together fitted the brief well and has made a great space for the business. The build team have been flexible and accommodating and the work is now finished to a high standard. I would use, and recommend Oaktree again.
- Paddy Deller, Chief Financial Officer -